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Caring for and Maintaining Quarry Tile

Read below for helpful, step-by-step instructions on how to best care for Daltile Quarry Tile.

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Seal Tile Before Grouting

Recommended Sealers Pre-Grout sold through Daltile stores may include:
•    DuPont Stone Tech Professional Heavy Duty Sealer (follow manufacturer instructions for application process)
•    Aqua Mix Ultra-Solv (follow manufacturer instructions for application process)

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Deep Cleaning

Recommended Maintenance Products sold through Daltile stores may include:
•    DuPont Stone Tech Professional Heavy Duty Coating Stripper or KlenzAll (follow manufacturer instructions for application process)
•    Aqua Mix “1 & 2 Deep Clean” (follow manufacturer instructions for application process)

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Everyday Cleaning

Recommended Mops to use (not sold at Daltile stores):

  • Quarry tile is an issue with mop heads as many quarry tiles are very abrasive.  Old fashion string mops (cotton or rag material) will shred easily on a coarse or abrasive finish. Even the nylon mops don’t fare well. The alternative is stitched end (tailband) microfiber or looped end knits (rough surface heads), tube mop heads.
  • A wet microfiber mop rated for heavy-duty use.

Avoid using no-rinse enzymatic and organic acid-based cleaners as the combination of heat, food contaminants and the acid and enzyme cleaner will cause the grout to become soft and permanently damaged.

We recommend the use of a sealer prior to grouting.

Please contact your local Daltile Representative, National Account Manager or the National Account Support team at the contact numbers or email below:

Support Team
Phone:     214.309.3408 I 877.556.5728

NA Director
Phone:    214.309.3391


Daltile does not manufacture installation products or tile cleaning/maintenance products. Daltile provides the information contained herein to its customers as an information source only. The products identified in this website may have chemicals that cause reactions in certain individuals. Daltile strongly recommends the use of safety glasses, respirators (masks) and gloves in handling any materials that contain chemicals.

Daltile, in keeping with its Healthy Planet objectives, recommends the proper disposal of any scrap tile/stone, installation and/or maintenance products discussed herein.

Please contact the manufacturer directly, PRIOR to usage, to obtain proper handling instructions, application instructions and warnings concerning potential health hazards for any product contemplated for use. Daltile also strongly recommends that you ALWAYS test a small area PRIOR to usage of any installation/tile/cleaning/maintenance product to determine whether the product you are about to apply serves its intended purpose.

Natural stone has its own unique qualities that not only distinguish it from man-made materials, but also should be considered in selecting it for a particular project. Stone is not manufactured; it is a product of nature. Blocks are removed from the quarry, slabs are cut from these blocks, and the slabs are further fabricated into the final stone to be installed. Each block is different; each slab is different. Skillful blending or matching of the dimension stone blocks, veneer panels, tops, etc., results in a beautiful blending of nature’s variety and man’s design. “Uniformity of material,” when applied to natural stone, is a term of relative value that needs to be understood when making a selection.



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